The Trump administration is still downplaying how much land Arctic refuge drilling will disturb

The Trump administration is still downplaying how much land Arctic refuge...

As the Trump administration moves ahead with plans to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil exploration as soon as possible, it is...
Canada’s genocide: The case of the Ahiarmiut

Canada’s genocide: The case of the Ahiarmiut

As a human rights scholar, I have long argued that Canada committed cultural genocide against Indigenous peoples. But recently, I’ve come to conclude, in...
Why the US needs polar security cutters for the 21st century

Why the US needs polar security cutters for the 21st century

U.S. polar icebreakers are again in the news with a decision earlier this month to withdraw funding for new polar ships from the federal...
Did anyone talk about the Arctic at COP24?

Did anyone talk about the Arctic at COP24?

I keep wondering if anyone really talked about the Arctic in Poland at COP24, the great international climate meet that recently ended? This was...
Do we need to build a polar ark?

Do we need to build a polar ark?

When Noah got news of the encroaching great flood, he rallied together one female and one male of each animal onto his ark, preserving...
Is there a way to stop burning money in the Russian Arctic?

Is there a way to stop burning money in the Russian...

Viewed from outer space, Western Siberia — illuminated by hundreds of flaming oil well flares — is brighter than Novosibirsk, the biggest city in...
How border wall hysteria continues to threaten to US icebreaker funds

How border wall hysteria continues to threaten to US icebreaker funds

It makes no sense to cut money for building a polar class icebreaker so that Congress can fund a U.S. border wall with Mexico.But...
From threatened to thriving: Using technology to preserve Arctic Indigenous languages

From threatened to thriving: Using technology to preserve Arctic Indigenous languages

Most Gwich’in children living in the Northwest Territories in Canada and Northern Alaska will never learn to speak their native language. Of the 6,000...
A film festival in Murmansk shows why dialogue with Russia is so necessary — and so tough

A film festival in Murmansk shows why dialogue with Russia is...

We drive from Kirkenes at the very top of Norway to the Russian border and across the tundra for four hours to Murmansk, the...
Deleting a policy report won’t stop Alaska climate change

Deleting a policy report won’t stop Alaska climate change

It was not a big surprise that the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation deleted a new climate change report from its website on the...